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Matrimony Matters

I have finally realized that it is imperative that every bride, wife, mother should be a good cook and the highest compliment bestowed on you will be on your potential to open a sarvana bhawan! Somehow in all those years of childhood, lost in writing exams, participating in competitions of various kinds, looking out for a job and then trying to stay afloat in one, no one ever told me that marriage will change all that. All those things which were once called most important ,have now become insignificant and guess what no one other than immediate family seem to grasp the fact that I am still a working professional, just like the man I have married.

Most people want to ask me and converse with me only on certain topics; So have started cooking? What did you make today? What is planed for tomorrow? My son loves vethakozubu… and so on. At first I found amusing, I truly did but somehow amusement has turned sour and now I find it down right annoying! Here I am struggling with my small break (leave) from work and everyone around me has to drive in that fact by talking to me only about Cooking! Mind you its not that I can’t cook or make all the requisite dishes, just that I don’t think it is so important to have lengthy conversations about the same and discuss to death how to exactly fine tune that rasam!

So all the people out there who want to converse with me please remember I still enjoy talking about the latest movies I have watched, the books that I have read and the modi mania...

4 comments:

Raaga said...

Oh yeah... I have a colleague who is to be married in October this year...smart and intelligent... her future MIL wants the wedding to be in June as the groom would move out of the hostel and begin his career in June... the sooner he gets married, the sooner he starts getting good food. Sometimes I feel instead of spouses, people must find cooks.

I have always been interested in cooking... but the deal is I am still as interested in the other things... but it is lost on the world.

Revathi said...

Hi Lipstick,

I can totally understand your emotions. I go through that and wonder about it at all times, I have to be a loving wife, caring mother, effective employee, counselor, advisor, support system to friends and family, retirement savings specialist, expert teacher to my daughter in all subjects she is learning from violin to piano, AND A COOK cooking 3 meals a day and not ever using leftovers. WOW! What atrocity. :)
The only thing I used to hate is when I used talk to a certain lady on festival days to convey wishes, and her FIRST question will be "enna samaicha?" <=> what did you cook...
I have been married close to 10 years and I have learned to deal with them through my Blunt Honesty. My response is always "NOTHING," regardless of the feast I might have prepared.
-Revathi

fullmoononearth said...

Ha ha ha.. a good wife must... blah blah blah...

That's how it goes. But I'm sure you can change it, not instantaneously, but over time you can.

Pretty Woman said...

ha ha ha...I could so identify with you...coz even today, when I have packed lunches that I cook, they are like 'so you cook everyday?'..so what is it going to be for tonight's dinner?' I wonder where that comes from? everyday??..not to forget the daily interviews that put to test my cooking skills!!!

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